Ok, so i am sure everyone's seen this pattern before and i know lots of people have made it, so i was wondering if u could help me with a bit of the pattern? so i have knitted all of the hat and am on the lining, and i just read this bit:
'Knit straight in stockinette stitch until lining measures 2.25". Cut yarn and join main colour. Knit one more round in main colour, then cut yarn, leaving a 2 yard tail. Do not bind off. Fold hem up and steam flat with an iron or steamer for sharp fold. With a sharp needle tack each stitch down to the inside of the hat..'
Ok so the bit that confuses me is the 'DO NOT BIND OFF' and then it says 'TACK EACH STITCH DOWN' so i was wondering if it means for me to tack each stitch down one at a time off the needle instead of binding off and then sewing? Also why could i just bind it off then stitch it? does it make for a neater flatter hat?
pattern can be found here..http://www.helloyarn.com/wecallthempirates.pdf
thanks in advance.